Most everything still works, but let’s admit it, you’re getting a little older. Maybe you hear your joints creaking, and you’re wearing glasses to read. Your hair stylist suggests new ways to cover the gray. Face it—your teeth aren’t as young as they used to be either. Teeth naturally change […]
Looking into your mouth we see so much more than teeth. In many ways, it’s a window into the health of your entire body. Things like vitamin and mineral deficiencies are easily detected—and just as easily treated. Problems that might in the future become serious are spotted and responded to. […]
Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue’s so relaxed it caves in to the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring goes ballistic, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three types […]
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A sudden, sharp pain when you bite—that’s seemingly out of nowhere? Most likely, it’s a cracked tooth. Even a hairline fracture in a cavity-free molar can make the most hardy of us sit up and take notice. When you’re visited by this kind of bite-down pain, get to the dentist […]
Food makes news, but it’s hard to sort out the fads from the solid science of nutrition. Every week a new study warns us of danger, until a newer study lays that fear to rest. Not everyone has the same nutritional needs, and your body is a better judge than […]
The Abbett Team having way to much fun zip lining in beautiful Southern Oregon!
However you describe it, the relationship between periodontal and heart disease is growing more distinct. It may even prove a more significant risk factor than well-known warning signs like high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
When we say yogurt we don’t mean the frozen kind you buy at the mall—we mean the real thing! Yogurt with probiotics is the real deal. It needs to contain: B. lactis, L. casei and L. acidophilus or what are known as live, active cultures. B. lactis wards off allergies. […]
If you are 60 and know you had chicken pox as a child (or teen) the time is now for your shingles vaccination. Shingles are an extremely painful herpes virus which strikes older adults. People who have the shot reduce their risk by about half of having a severe outbreak. […]